Watch the Major Minor online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know

The concept here is an important one: You can interchange major and minor pentatonic scales with ease and to great result in this next riff. Relative majors and minors share the same key signature so what that means is you can freely use each one in the same progression with ease. In fact, if you look at how some of the shapes are arranged around the neck they actually lay on top of each other or at the least, are adjacent. In this example we are using the E major chord on the 7th fret and the C# minor pentatonic on the 9th fret. If you analyze these scales closely you’ll notice that they are literally sharing some of the same fingering. Once you see this you can shift and move between them with great melodic results!